Saturday, 23 March 2013

Field trip report- Tata company Tele services

Grade 6 visited the Tata Tele services company in Maheshwaram Mandal near Shamshabad, on 21st march, 2013 form 10:30 am to 12:30 pm. The main idea of this field trip was to learn more about the technological advancements used by the company.
Firstly, students went and saw the WTF [water treatment plant]; next we all visited the reverse osmosis plant. Students inquired more about the company and technology.
It is very interesting as the water is purified and people get clean water to drink.
Mrs. Sheila, an employer of the company gave us brief information about the history of company and she was very happy as we inquired more about the technological advancements.
The members of the company welcomed us in a very formal way. It was a surprise as the company provided us with a delicious snack and I really liked the facilities and the environment of the company.
This field trip was very informative as have learnt a lot about the different Eco friendly technological use and its impact created on the society.

- Alisha Surani
6th A  

Thursday, 21 March 2013

Field Trip to Tata Teleservices, Hyderabad

                                          The students of Grade six of the Aga Khan academy Hyderabad went for a field trip to the Tata Tele – Services, Hyderabad.
                                        Mrs. Sheela, who worked in Tata Teleservices for ten years, addressed us about the technology that they have been using and the different types of technological advances that they are making recently.
                                     Mr. Williams, the manager of food Maintenance and building maintenance, informed us about their successful project NANO, their cheapest price car and high quality and its next project is on airlines.  He explained the functioning of Rivers osmoses and machineries and showed us Sewage treatment plant, solar lamps and rain water harvesting pit.
                              It was a very informative field trip to know about Tata services and its developed technology used to save the environment. It is using modern technologies for the betterment of the world.

                                                                            Zia 6A

Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Mind mapping ideas

Students of Grade 6 A brainstormed on the different ways technology impacts the world. They came up with ideas that technology is to make life easy and comfortable.Some of the studnets disagreed as they thought that over and indiscrimate use of technology can ruin the society as well.

They decided an area of interest and worked in pairs to put down their ideas on the impact of technology on society using mindmaps.

Grade 6 A

Monday, 18 March 2013

Writing workshop

Students of Grade 6 had a workshop on persuasive writing by Mr.James, Literature expert of the Aga Khan Academy.

He started the session with his introduction and asked students the different ways of communication and the importance of writing. Later he asked the students what they feel about their written skills on a continuum of 1-10, 1 being the low and 10 being the high.

The students were paired up according to their comfort and were asked to write their understanding about the word "PERSUADE" on a post it note.

Later he introduced the elements of persuasive writing through an article and asked the students about the interesting aspects of the article. Based on the feedback of the students he explained the guidelines of persuasive writing.

Students decided their topics in pairs and worked on the graphic organizer to collate points and later build up the article.

The whole session was very interesting as he used the prior knowledge, the schema of the students and extended the session. The students understood the technique very well as they were enjoying their writing and playing with words to come up with an attention grabbing article.

Grade 6

Thursday, 14 March 2013

Central idea:Advanced and emerging technology has an impact on society
Task: Choose a technological gadget and find the time line, use the software Kidspiration to create your time lines.
Learning objective: Students will  identify different forms of technology and understand how technology has evolved over time.
Skill:Research skill
AKA Strands: Economics for development


Our current unit is on Technology. We started this unit on Monday. Past few days we did many activities such as we went for a tour to our Junior Academy and to Senior School Library. Then we wrote what are the advanced technologies used in that place. After that we unpack our central idea. On Thursday our class teachers Miss. Safura gave us newspaper and we cut articles and photos related to our ongoing unit. After that we make collage with the pictures which we cut. Then Miss gave us article we gave to read that and write what technology they talking about. I think, this unit will be interesting unit and there will be many activities. -

Anshika 6 ‘A’

My favorite Technology gadget is an iPad. An iPad can do anything and it’s much better than a laptop. iPad is a nice technological tool because we can play games and also surf around the internet at the same time. I like using the iPad because it’s lighter than a laptop and better then it too!
iPad 2 is my favorite. When I have important work on the internet, instead of opening my laptop, I can open my iPad in seconds. Apps are also very interesting in the iPad.  A store called the App Store lets us download apps we want or need. It’s helpful because I can multi-task by play, surf, and chat. In this generation of Technology, I think iPad is the best thing to use for social and entertainment needs. iPad is very useful because we can use it for almost anything!

Here are some facts about the iPad…

 iPad is a product from Apple.
It comes in 2 colors, black and white.
Steve Jobs invented the iPad, (along with the company, Apple). 
iPad mini and iPad 3 just came out.
iPad’s screen protectors come in various colors.

Alisha Kareem,6 K